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Moto2 Mugello: Redding eases to second pole of the season

1 June 2013

By Lisa Lewis

Marc VDS rider Scott Redding eased his way to pole position in the Moto2 qualifying session at Mugello.

The Kalex rider scored his second pole of the season by seemingly easing his times down as other riders struggled to improve on their final laps.

The British rider had had a massive crash in FP3, leading to a complete rebuild of his bike for qualifying.

Takaaki Nakagami had lead for much of the session but had to settle for second as Redding dropped his lap times. The Italtrans rider set his best time on just his third lap of the track. By contrast Pol Espargaro also set his best time on his third lap, however the Tuent HP 40 Pons rider starts down in tenth.

Marcel Schrotter completes the front row for Desguaces La Torre SAG. It is the German racers best qualifying performance in any class. Again, his fast lap came early in the session on his ninth time around the Italian circuit.

Kalex continue to dominate the top three in the intermediate class, Johann Zarco, who heads up the second row of the grid for the Came Iodaracing Project being the highest placing Suter on the grid.

Race winners this season Nico Terol of Mapfre Aspar and Tuenti Hp 40 rider Tito Rabat sit in fifth and sixth on the grid respectively.

Terol is also the highest placed Spanish rider on the grid, with all of the top five coming from different nations.

Schrotter's team mate Xavier Simeon once again enjoyed a strong qualifying session and starts in seventh.

Alex De Angelis was the fastest of the Speed Up runners and starts eighth for NGM Mobile Forward Racing, he improved late in the session when many of the riders seem to struggle with tyres as the temperatures rose.

Aspar had both their machines inside the top ten with Jordi Torres securing ninth for the team. Espargaro could do nothing to stop his fall down the timesheets to tenth.

The highest placed Italian for their home Grand Prix was Simone Corsi in eleventh for NGM Forward Racing.

It was once again a tough day for the remaining British participants with Danny Kent in 26th place for Tech3 and Kyle Smith 31st for the Blusens Avintia Team.

Both were out qualified by their respective team-mates – Louis Rossi was 24th for Tech3 though he crashed in the session. Blusens man Toni Elias also struggled and starts 21st despite his years of experience and being a former champion in the class.


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